Gandhism today!We profoundly celebrate Gandhi Jayanthi today with much patriotic fervour and we pay rich tributes to the 'Father of the Nation' by recollecting the teachings of the great son of the soil. Swatch Bharat Abhiyan a mission which has been a Government initiative to maintain cleanliness really a great contribution to show that we are still in the path of Gandhiji's ideology.
Non-violence was the weapon which the great leader used against the British and succeeded in winning the objective after a long struggle. The same ideology could be noticed in recent times during the separation movement launched by the pro-Telangana activists and formation of the state of Telangana is one of the best examples that we can achieve do it by means of peoples' agitation through non-violence even today.
Apart from the above, I wonder whether the principles of Gandhian thoughts are really operating or working. Has the wearing of ' Khadi' clothes become a fashion designer's contribution or else a dress code for the political clan? How many got inspired by the movie 'Lagaraho Manna Bhai' except enjoying the commercial element? There were so many landmarks previously in cities including the Nation capital, towns and villages such as Gandhi lane, Gandhi chowk, Gandhi street etc but today we have many statues of the various leaders with smaller importance. There is nothing wrong in it but what pinches me is that the smaller statue of Gandhiji is being shadowed by very large statues of some other leaders as if there were no place to erect such statue.
Yet, the Gandhian thoughts and ideology would live longer as long as the Bhagavad-Gita, the Bible, the Quran and other noble books survive on this earth.